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Scholarships and Auditions

Talent grants are awarded for participation in ULM instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Regardless of their intended major, students must audition in order to be considered for a talent grant. Talent grant amounts range from $250 to the full cost of attendance per semester and are renewable on a yearly basis.

Students whose permanent residence is outside of Louisiana may be awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver, which is currently valued at almost $3,000 per semester. For more information on financial aid and university scholarships, visit the ULM Office of Financial Aid and ULM Scholarship Office.

Details on the audition process for prospective instrumental, keyboard, and vocal majors can be found on the Instrumental Auditions page or the Vocal Auditions page. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. Auditions periodically occur off-campus in local schools if that would be more feasible for you. Please contact us if that is a better option for you or your prospective students.

Before being accepted as a music or music education major, a student must successfully complete an entrance audition (personal or solo performance recording) and a theory placement examination. For further information, please contact us via phone at (318) 342-3811 or email at long@ulm.edu

Schedule an audition today! Download the appropriate application form here: Instrumental, Keyboard, Vocal

 

ULM Scholarships

 

Foundation scholarships are funded by the generosity of alumni and friends of ULM. These scholarships are awarded based upon a variety of criteria, including program of study, classification, college affiliation, and more. For a list of Foundation Scholarships available to Music Majors, see below.

Billy Wayne Heckford Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by family and friends as a tribute to Billy Wayne Heckford, to assist deserving ULM students seeking a degree in Criminal Justice, Music, Public Relations, Teacher Education or Construction Management.

1. Recipient(s) must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Music, Communication, Teacher Education, Construction Management or Nursing.
2. Recipient(s) must meet university standards for acceptance in the University of Louisiana at Monroe. A university student must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in college courses.
3. Scholarship is renewable if a 2.5 GPA is maintained. The scholarship may be renewed up to a maximum of eight semesters for an incoming freshman only. All other classifications may receive the scholarship for the remaining semesters required to complete a four year degree.
4. Recipient(s) must exhibit integrity and high moral character.
5. Scholarship may be awarded each semester, including summer sessions.

Code Blue and the Flatliners Scholarship

The Code Blue and the Flatliners Scholarship was established by the Code Blue and the Flatliners Band, family and friends in honor of Code Blue and the Flatliners. The purpose is to provide scholarships for deserving music students.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet the following:

1. Recipient(s) may be a full-time or part-time student pursuing a degree in Music.
2. As an incoming freshman, recipient(s) must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school. A university student must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in college courses.
3. Scholarship is not renewable.

Emy-Lou Biedenharn Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in memory of Miss Biedenharn who devoted her life to music and the fine arts.

1. Recipient(s) must be a voice student pursuing a degree in one of the following curriculums: Vocal Performance, Music Theatre or Music Education.
2. To qualify for renewal of the scholarship, an undergraduate must have completed at least 24 hours in two semesters and achieved a 2.5 GPA for the two semesters, and a graduate recipient must have completed 18 semester hours in two semesters with a 3.0 GPA.

Ernest and Jane Moran Music Education Scholarship

The Ernest and Jane Moran Music Education Scholarship was established by Ernest and Jane Moran in honor of Jack and Coralie White. The purpose is to provide scholarships for deserving students in Music Education.

1. The recipient must be a full-time student pursuing their first undergraduate degree in Music Education.
2. As an incoming freshman, recipient(s) must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school. A university student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in college courses.
3. Scholarship is renewable if a 3.0 GPA is maintained. The scholarship may be renewed up to a maximum of seven semesters for an incoming freshman only. All other classifications will receive the scholarship for the remaining semesters required to complete a four year degree.

Harry Lemert Fine Arts Scholarship

The Harry M. Lemert Fine Arts Scholarship was established by the Student Government Association of Northeast Louisiana State College on October 31, 1963.

1. Recipient(s) must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in Art, Music, or Communication.
2. Recipient(s) must be an undergraduate student of sophomore standing or above and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in college courses.
3. Scholarship is not renewable.
4. Recipient(s) college record must indicate a skill in major.

Mac McClung Choral Award

The award shall be named the Mac McClung Choral Award, established by family and friends in honor and in memory of Mac McClung. Mac E.T.McClung was a public choral music educator in 1st through 12th grades in the Winnsboro, Baskin, Fort Necessity and Ogden schools. During his 20 years of teaching, Mr. McClung introduced many Franklin Parish children to music where they excelled and were frequently recognized in state and national competitions. His expectations truly called students forward to a higher level of performance both on and off stage. Through this award, Mac McClung’s passion for excellence in music education will continue to impact lives of music students all over this region.

1. The recipient may be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in music.
2. Recipient(s) must be at least a junior and must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in college courses.
3. Award is not renewable.
4. Recipient(s) must be enrolled in music and actively involved in one of the choral ensembles the fall semester after the award is received.
5. Recipient(s) must be a serious musician and choral director and display leadership qualities.
6.The award will be presented during the Honor’s Recital in the Division of Music to be applied toward tuition for the next fall semester.

Monroe Symphony League String Scholarship

Established by the Monroe Symphony League to provide scholarships for deserving students.

1. The recipient(s) must be a full-time student pursuing their first undergraduate degree in music.
2. As an incoming freshman, recipient(s) must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school. A university student must have a 2.5 GPA cumulative GPA in college courses.
3. Scholarship is renewable of a 2.5 GPA is maintained. The scholarship may be renewed up to a maximum of seven years for an incoming freshman only. All other classifications will receive the scholarship for the remaining semesters required to complete a four year degree.
4. Recipient(s) must be recommended by a member of the music unit. Preference will be given to a string player.

William Porter Memorial Trust

Established by the family in honor of William Porter through a memorial trust.

1. Recipient(s) must be a Music Education major. Preference will be given to a student planning a career in religion.
2. Recipient(s) must be a senior or a graduate student.

Roger C & Wilma B Frisbie Memorial Scholarship in Music

The scholarship is named the Roger C. and Wilma B. Frisbie Memorial Scholarship in Music. The Frisbies came to Ouachita Parish Junior College in January 1932, only four months after the College opened its doors. Roger was hired as director of the conservatory and Wilma was hired to teach violin and public school music. At the time there were only seven music majors and only one musical course was being offered. Their introduction to the Monroe community was a concert on February 26, 1932, at Grace Episcopal Church. Later in spring 1932, Roger joined Bess Mary Crider to write the first Alma Mater, using the inspiring words, “Ouachita, dear Alma Mater, homage bring we now, here our truest heart’s devotion to thy name we vow.” During this same time Wilma organized a Glee Club and an orchestra. By fall 1932, several courses were being offered toward a degree in music. Due to the talents and strong work ethics of Roger and Wilma Frisbie, that formative music conservatory grew to the excellent Music Department that attracts talented and aspiring students of music today and will attract them for generations to come.

To qualify for the endowment, a student must meet the following:

1. Recipient(s) must be a citizen of the United States of America and either a full-time or part-time student pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree, with preference being given to students concentrating in music education.
2. Recipient(s) must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA as an entering freshman and must maintain a cumulative or higher GPA for renewal of the scholarship.
3. Recipient(s) must meet all university standards for acceptance to the University and remain in good standing with the University for renewal of the scholarship.
4. Recipient(s) should have demonstrated leadership qualities and a high work ethic through their school and other activities.

 

 

 


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